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Exclave Bourbon

$58.00

Size
750ml, bottle

Exclave Bourbon embodies the rich heritage of Louisiana spirits with a modern twist. Crafted with care and precision by Black American spirit producers, this bourbon uses a unique mash bill and ages in new American white oak barrels. The result is a rich and flavorful whiskey with hints of vanilla, dried fruit, and subtle spice, perfect for sipping neat or using in classic cocktails.

Description

Aroma

Initial Impression: Prepare for a welcoming arrival. The new American white oak influence greets you first, offering hints of vanilla bean, toasted coconut, and maybe even a touch of baking spice like cinnamon or nutmeg. As you delve deeper, the grain character starts to unfold. Look for a prominent sweetness from the corn, balanced by a subtle peppery spice from the rye content (which is higher than in some bourbons).

Deeper Sniffs: As you explore further, the complexity of Exclave Bourbon starts to shine. The rye influence truly takes center stage, revealing hints of black peppercorn or rye bread.  Depending on the specific batch and age, notes of dried fruit like raisin or prune might emerge, adding a touch of richness. The new American white oak continues to contribute its signature notes, with hints of vanilla extract, toasted marshmallow, and maybe even a touch of fresh wood shavings.

Palate

First Sip: The medium-bodied to medium-full bodied character (depending on the specific age) offers a satisfying weight on the tongue. The proof, which varies by batch (typically around 86-90 Proof / 43-45% ABV), delivers a gentle to moderate warmth that complements the flavors.  The initial taste is a delightful interplay between sweetness and spice. The corn contributes a foundational sweetness, balanced beautifully by the prominent rye spice. Hints of vanilla and caramel emerge from the oak aging, adding richness.

Midpalate: As the whiskey opens up, the interplay between the mash bill and the barrel becomes more apparent.  The rye continues to be a dominant player, offering a pleasant tingle of peppery spice on the tongue. The corn sweetness remains present, but not overpowering. Hints of dried fruit like raisin or prune might dance on your palate, adding a layer of complexity.  The new American white oak character might reveal itself with hints of toasted coconut or baking spices like cinnamon or nutmeg.

Finish

Lingering Flavors: The sweetness fades gradually, leaving a medium-length to long finish (depending on the specific age). The rye spice lingers prominently, offering a pleasant warmth that slowly fades. Hints of oak character, with notes of vanilla and toasted wood, might linger in the background. The subtle dried fruit character might also leave a fleeting whisper on the palate.

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Bourbon

Country

United States

Region

Louisiana

Brand

Exclave Spirits

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

This high-rye bourbon maintains a warm herbal nose that's dominated by cinnamon, bold caramel, and traces of dill.

Palate

Palate

A toasty pleasant white pepper starts the taste that is soon followed up with clove and cinnamon before a sweet vanilla finish.

Flavor

Flavor

The combination of vanilla, caramel, white pepper, and ginger create a well balanced bourbon.

NOTES

NOTES

Heavy caramel, vanilla, cocoa, roasted nuts, rye spice.

Make

Make

Due to the hot and humid climate of southern Louisiana, this whiskey is uncharacteristically complex for it's age.